About July 1

July 1, 2024 is the 183rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 212 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

July 1: More About This Day

The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year. It also falls on the same day of the week as New Year’s Day in a leap year.

What Happened On July 1

  • 1837
    A system of the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths is established in England and Wales.
  • 1863
    Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Suriname, marking the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands.
  • 1867
    The British North America Act of 1867 takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada; Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1870
    The United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence.
  • 1874
    The Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, goes on sale.
  • 1881
    The world’s first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.
  • 1885
    The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada.
  • 1931
    United Airlines begins service (as Boeing Air Transport).
  • 1943
    Tokyo City merges with Tokyo Prefecture and is dissolved. Since then, no city in Japan has had the name “Tokyo” (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city).
  • 1948
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Quaid-i-Azam) inaugurates Pakistan’s central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan.
  • 1949
    The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin Royal Family.
  • 1958
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
  • 1962
    Independence of Burundi.
  • 1968
    The Nuclear non-proliferation treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow by sixty-two countries.
  • 1970
    President General Yahya Khan abolishes One-Unit of West Pakistan restoring the provinces.
  • 1972
    The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.
  • 1979
    Sony introduces the Walkman.
  • 1983
    A North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea crashes into the Fouta Djallon mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.
  • 1991
    The Warsaw Pact is officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague.
  • 2004
    Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.

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